Last night I couldn’t sleep and so I started reading the Bible. I enjoyed reading this group of scripture in 1 Corinthians but didn’t really think too much about it at first, because I have read it several times before. Then today a man asked a question on Facebook. He asked, “what happens to a person when they die.” They wondered about if they are a Christian, will they have to wait until the Lord returns again to be raised, or will there body remain in the grave. This same topic has been asked by many people and to some it is hard to answer. They may give their guess or give a couple of scenarios to support their argument, but I believe I was shown this text last night for a reason. The reason is simple to clarify in the best way possible, what happens when we die.
Now if you are not a Christian, you will not be allowed into God’s kingdom (Heaven). You will go to a place of torment. So first of all, I ask you to consider this and repent from your sins and turn to God. I will leave links to other post that you can read below; links to tell you more about Heaven and Jesus, and his sacrifice for your sins on the cross.
To let you know what happens to you when you die, here is the best scripture I have found to tell you what happens. In 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 it gives us a very good idea of what will happen to us, when we die. First, consider that you are a fleshly body. You breath, you grow, you get sick, you eventually die. Now consider that God is a spiritual body (John 4:24). Verse 44 talks about us having a spiritual body. There is a natural body (which is flesh) and there is a spiritual body. Now Verse 47 talks about the first man- natural body of earth; then the second man which is of the Lord (spiritual). 2 Corinthians 5:6,8 says, “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Therefore our Spiritual body leaves our natural body to enter Heaven to be with the Lord. Our fleshly body remains on the earth to be buried.
Now you may ask, what happens to our fleshly body? Does it remain in the ground forever? Verse 52 tells us that one day – In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the dead shall raise incorruptible. If you read the whole chapter you see how the flesh is a corruptible one, but it will be raised in incorruption. Verse 54- says when it is raised incorruptible, then our mortal body puts on immortality. Then we will live forever. See corruption cannot enter Heaven.
Sadly, we read about a man who didn’t know the Lord Jesus and how he went to a place called Hell. Luke 16:22-24 says, “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”
No one has to go to this awful place called, Hell. Here are some links to teach you about God and how Jesus died on the cross for the sins of mankind. In order to receive God’s forgiveness ( salvation), we must accept and believe on the Lord Jesus. Pray to Jesus and ask him into your life.